Last week we highlighted the story of Shane Burcaw & his mission to inspire the world to laugh no matter what they face. The following is a video produced by his nonprofit, Laughing At My Nightmare, Inc., called "The Choice is Yours."
It's one of the more powerful videos I've watched and one of the more ringing endorsements about the importance of choosing to compete. Life will continually throw shit at you. Hardships are inevitable. Heartbreak is impossible to avoid. No doubt about it, we will be knocked down. We can't avoid life. Rise. No matter how hard it seems - those are the moments we must scratch, claw, and fight to pull ourselves off of the floor.
Lying there is simply not an option. Life is too precious. We must choose to compete. We must know that our life is worth competing for - and no matter what it takes, we will not give up. This is what it means to compete every day.
Make the choice. Compete.